Thinning Shears Instructions
Printed March 1953
This is a sheet that was included in the boxes with the Thinning Shears in the 1950s-1960s.
Known to exist:
- H.T.S. 3-52-1500
- H.T.S. 1-53-2500
- H.T.S. 5-54-I0M
- H.T.S. 2-55-I0M
- H.T.S. 1-56-10M
- 12-56-10M [thinning shears]
- 0-36-8-57-100M [with a printing of 100,000 this one lasted for a while]
Wiss Hair-Thinning Shears
- Hair-thinning shears provide a method of removing excessive hair thickness at certain points to attain its more perfect or more attractive conformation to the head.
- Hair-thinning shears permit the retention of hairs of the necessary length for a well groomed appearance for noth men and women without extra bulk.
- Hair-thinning shears are a necessary accessory in most fine barber shops and beauty salons.
- Skill in using them is easily attained so they are also desirable accessories for those who do any hair cutting or trimming at home.
Directions for the Use of Hair-Thinning Shears:
- Take a lock of hair between the fingers. Spread it well and cut, holding the shears at right angles to the hair.
- When the cut is completed, open the scissors and withdraw them. Do not pull the shears through the hair while the shears are in a closed position.
- Cust should be started near the scalp and repeated at regular intervals towards the ends of the hair. The intervals are determined entirely by the thickness of the hair and the amount it is desirable to remove. In this manner all of the hair may be trimmed without reducing length.
- After using hair-thinning shears, comb the hair carefully to remove the cut hairs.
- Wiss hair-thinning shears are fully guaranteed to be free of defects in workmanship or material.
- Because of their unusual construction, they are adjusted more tightly than regular shears and scissors. Do not loosen screws.
May 1954 [H.T.S. 5-54-I0M] Also in PDF.
August 1957 [0-36-8-57-100M]